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#311 SummerDawn

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    Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:21 PM



    Originally Posted by krsmith 

    I hear ya! I really liked these photographers we were going to use when we were going to get married in our hometown. But when we added up the costs for the photography PLUS the travel expenses, it was WAY more than what we wanted to spend, and at that point we might as well have gone with Del Sol. I am happy with my decision to go with La Luna. Since they are the sister company of Del Sol, their work is very similar. We signed up for a registry through them, so hopefully if enough people contribute we can get Matt or Sol from Del Sol for our TTD. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

     

    Is everyone working on your invites yet? I'm still trying to decide if I want to attempt DIY boarding pass invites or have them made. I tried a playing around with templates and the programs, but I think I might be boarding pass illiterate! LOL! How far in advance is everyone sending their invites out? 

     

    Does anyone know if you can ship anything down to MP? I feel like I have seen that you can't, but how much easier would that make everything?!? A friend brought up looking into sending stuff to a shipping depot and picking it up when you get there. 



    I did the DIY boarding pass invites and I think I am happy with them! I wanted them to be mostly black and white but still tropical feeling. I would attach a picture but I have no idea how!!

     

     I feel like you can't send stuff there too but I cant remember!

     

    A TTD would be SO AMAZING with Del Sol. La Luna looks awesome too!

     



    #312 krsmith

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      Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:14 PM

      So after reading some posts on MP 2010 Brides, I saw that someone said that you DO NOT have to do the Immaculate Conception package to do a Catholic ceremony! SHOOT! We already paid 50% of the package too. There are lots of things I don't really feel like I want. I wonder if its possible to switch to the complimentary package at this point and add on as we go. Hmmmm...I will be sending an email soon I guess!



      #313 JLCarrera

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        Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:24 PM

        In regards to the 2012 promos - Unfortunately for me, that would be a "no"! I spoke to Michelle, my Miami based WC, just this very morning about this exact topic. She stated that the new promos aren't usually released until May. I'm so frustrated!  I was hoping to book my trip through my TA this month. It wont be until I book our trip that my TA will create the website for our guests to use. I wanted to include the website address on my STD magnets. Now I find myself trying to decide whether or not to wait until May to send out the STDs. My wedding is in March so I wanted to give the guests a 12 month notice ... doesn't look like this is going to happen!



        #314 JLCarrera

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          Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:52 PM

          You can indeed switch your wedding package. Ironically, I spoke to my Miami based WC, Michelle, this morning about the 2 most recent topics on our thread - the 2012 promos and the wedding packages. I originally booked the Amber package and already put down 50% of the cost. Now I'm not sure that I want some of the stuff that's included but would like to add others. Michelle told me that I might want to consider switching to the complimentary package and then figuring how much the items that I do want total up to be. Unfortunately, they will not give you credit for something that you don't use in the package. My question, for example, was that  if I didn't have the fireworks could I use the alloted amount to go towards a bridesmaid's bouquet. The answer - No. Michelle stated that should I choose to switch to the complimentary package, they could either refund me the deposit (minus the $300/$350 held in case one cancels 45 days or less before the wedding date) or that they would hold my money to apply it to my add ons. I haven't yet done the math to figure which way will be more economical for me.  One thing that she said that is of extreme concern is in regards to the photographers. As I mentioned on an earlier post, I am considering La Luna, although I have yet to contact them directly. Michelle informed me that I could not pay just a day pass for my photographer but that I would have to pay for a room at the hotel. Ugh!  I have seen from previous postings that this is a constant debate and that everyone seems to get a different answer. Michelle stated that she had just checked directly with the hotel yesterday for a different bride and that this will be the policy that MP will now be enforcing. If truly so, why us 2012 brides???



          #315 merrylee

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            Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:52 AM

            If you signed the contract it says they will not accept outside vendors etc...they will not change the contract, but they did email that I could have an outside vendor if I paid the day pass.  Here's the thing, photography is probably the biggest expense a bride pays and they want those funds.  If you choose to have your photographer be an outside vendor I would suggest having them speak with the hotel directly before you book with them to see what the hotel tells them.  I know that there is post somewhere from Matt Adcock of Del Sol who contacted MP directly I think this year.  Luckily I don't have that problem because my photographer is coming with us but when I wasn't sure, I refused to sign my contract if I couldn't use outside vendors.

             

            It's a sucky situation I wish we had more control in regard to getting these answers today rather than 30 days before the wedding



            #316 mochamakes3

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              Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:46 AM

              It's in definitely cheaper to have the complimentary package and choose your own add ons. The packages are pretty much only a better deal if you are using their photography and want everything that is included. Sure it makes planning easier, but it's probably not exactly what you want. The biggest example is for the bridal bouquet. I originally wanted the amber package because of the calla bouquet featured in their promo pictures. Then I found out it isn't an included bouquet and I would still have to pay an additional $250.  It's easy to pick up what extras you want to include and add up their costs.

               

              It is a pain to wait for the 2012 promos. I know I booked before they confirmed the 2011 promos and thankfully they only increased the amount that we were eligible to receive. Maybe you can ask your TA if she can set up the web page with just deposits. It sounds like you have already pretty much decided that MP is the place.



              #317 SummerDawn

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                Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:31 AM

                The problem I am facing is that my TA already confirmed the $1500 resort credit and it is on my website and everything... so now hearing that palace resorts themselves havent confirmed that is concerning!



                #318 JLCarrera

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                  Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:46 AM



                  Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

                  It's in definitely cheaper to have the complimentary package and choose your own add ons. The packages are pretty much only a better deal if you are using their photography and want everything that is included. Sure it makes planning easier, but it's probably not exactly what you want. The biggest example is for the bridal bouquet. I originally wanted the amber package because of the calla bouquet featured in their promo pictures. Then I found out it isn't an included bouquet and I would still have to pay an additional $250.  It's easy to pick up what extras you want to include and add up their costs.

                   

                  It is a pain to wait for the 2012 promos. I know I booked before they confirmed the 2011 promos and thankfully they only increased the amount that we were eligible to receive. Maybe you can ask your TA if she can set up the web page with just deposits. It sounds like you have already pretty much decided that MP is the place.


                  Funny that the flowers were what attracted you to that package, same with me. Now that I've learned they are an upgrade I wonder what else is. I wish MP would post pics in their "options" as to what hey consider standard and what is not. From some previous posts and thanks to some great detailed reviews on this site it seems that the cake will also be a $250.00 upgrade. I definitely need to pull the calculator out and maybe rework some of my budget. God, I hate that budget word! Does anyone know if the decorations placed down the aisle are also an "upgrade" ?

                   



                  #319 mochamakes3

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                    Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

                    JLCarrera,

                     

                    The aisle decorations are included. On a positive note, you can use your entire palace dollars towards the package.



                    #320 mpweddingplan

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                      Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:36 AM



                      Originally Posted by SummerDawn 

                      The problem I am facing is that my TA already confirmed the $1500 resort credit and it is on my website and everything... so now hearing that palace resorts themselves havent confirmed that is concerning!



                      From speaking directly with my TA, she has informed me that she has already locked in the $1500 resort credit promo for some 2012 bookings.  I got them same response from MP directly, that they haven't released the promos for 2012 yet...but at this point, I wouldn't worry about it.  The TA said she could lock it into the contract.  The only stipulation is that MP could change the promo for another promo that is equal or better if they choose.  At this point, I am operating under the premise that if my TA locks in the $1500 resort credit promo into the group booking contract, we are entitled to it...one way or another. 

                       

                      As for photographers go....if you are using Del Sol or LaLuna, contact Matt Adcock directly.  My understanding is that he has a great working relationship with MP, and he can set it up so that you only need to pay for a day pass.  For anyone using other photographers, and worried about having to purchase a room...I would just tell MP that you don't need thier photographer, and one of your guests is going to shoot the wedding.  Then just pay for day passes for them.  That is all that needs to be done.  You start to open yourself up to them trying to bump extra fees on, when you tell them you are bringing in outside photographers.  There is nothing to say that a photographer from the Cancun area is not actually your guest for the wedding.  Maybe you know them personally.  Maybe they were going to attend either way.  They have decided they will shoot the wedding.  All that is needed is a day pass. 

                       

                      Finally, I AM NOT OK with waiting until 90 days out to start booking my preferred locations.  Some final details (food menus, flower choices, etc) can easily be done in the last 90 days.  But there is no way Im going to sit and WAIT for the next year, just to find out that my preferred locations are unavailable, because someone else booked them already.  I know where I want my locations to be.  Im booking private events.  I would like to lock in those locations now.  Its quite frustrating that I have not been able to press my Miami contact to get in me touch with an on-site planner...even to book private events.  I will be travelling to MP in May 2011 to do a site visit, and have already have an appt. with an on-site WC.  I am hoping to lock in locations for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at THAT TIME.  Has anyone gone for a site visit, and were able to meet with a WC and lock in locations?

                       






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